It has been clear nights all this week so setup the Meade Lightbridge since Jupiter and Saturn are up at sunset and Mars would rise around 10:30 PM. Forgot to check the moon but it was also already up. I also decided to let the kids stay up late since so many targets to view.
Collimation went very easy. It was still hot out have a 89 degree days. Also for the first time noticed mosquitoes.
The moon was too bright in the Lightbridge. It left a shadow image in my eye.
Jupiter was similar to previous viewing sessions this summer. The moons had moved to two on each side.
Saturn was awesome. It was a little blurry but think I made out a ring division. But, overall it was just wow and my best view of Saturn so far.
I waited a hour for Mars to rise above the trees on the horizon. It was very big but still fuzzy. I wasn’t sure if the dust storm on Mars so that it was just too low to the horizon.
Great session overall.